Wonders shall never end. A Japanese father has stabbed his son to death after complaining the child was not studying hard enough for a school entrance exam.
Ryota, 12, was rushed to hospital after the incident but died from blood loss, according to Nagoya local police.
A police spokesman declined to provide details of the motive, but explained: “The father stabbed his son in the chest with a kitchen knife.”
He was arrested after local police received a phone call from hospital staff.
Mr Satake reportedly explained to police he stabbed his son “by mistake”.
Neighbours of the Sakates told police they used to occasionally see Ryota being locked out on the balcony as punishment for misbehaving.
According to reports from local media, the boy’s mother was at work when the incident took place.
Competition for entry to the best schools in Japan is said to be fierce.
Admission to prestigious institutions is seen to have a direct correlation to a child’s future prospects.